Upcoming MMORPG City of Steam announces early Beta access for May

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Reality Ware Games and Mechanist Games have recently announced that the upcoming free-to-play browser-based MMORPG City of Steam will be entering an early access Beta on May 10th.  The Beta will show off some of the game's new features and improvements based on feedback from prior tests, including getting positive reception from players and the media during PAX East and GDC 2013.  Those interested in checking out the early access Beta should head on over to the official City of Steam website to sign up.

City of Steam to go into Early Access Beta in May 
Reality Squared Games and Mechanist Games announce City of Steam going into early access Beta on May 10th
 
Hong Kong - April 26, 2013 - The MMORPG City of Steam, a free-to-play, browser-based industrial age fantasy 3D MMORPG developed with the Unity 3D engine, has been announced for early access Beta on May 10th. After wrapping up the game's Closed Beta in December of last year, Mechanist Games has been hard at work developing the game for its next phase, and both the developer and publisher are confident that the game will live up to fan expectations. Players interested in joining in can sign up on the official website at http://cos.r2games.com.

The early access Beta will act as a proving ground for many of the game's new features, as well as improvements based on player feedback from previous tests. With a relatively small team tackling such an ambitious project, Mechanist Games has shown to be highly receptive to community-driven development; drawing much support and inspiration from their fans. Features such as abilities, airship levels and streamlined UI designs came directly from popular player input. In partnership with R2Games, City of Steam is ready to take its next step and be released to the world.

Throughout the Beta, the game will be regularly updated and built upon, up to an Open Beta version expected for release shortly thereafter. In the remaining few weeks leading up to Beta, they will be releasing additional Developer Journals and news posts about game changes and content on the website.

City of Steam has increasingly found itself in the spotlight over the past few months, featured on a number of top anticipated game lists for this year, including, among others, Forbes, Massively, and ZAM. The game's reception from both players and media during PAX East and GDC 2013 was highly positive. A client version of City of Steam was also recently approved for Valve's digital distribution service Steam through the Greenlight process, for which Mechanist Games thanked the community here.

Players interested in participating in the Beta can register an account and get more information about getting early access on the official City of Steam website at http://cos.r2games.com.

About Mechanist Games
Mechanist Games is made up of an international development team of enthusiastic members from China, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and many other regions around the world. The multicultural workplace at Mechanist Games provides an ideal environment for personal growth and professional innovation. Their debut title, City of Steam, is developed using the Unity 3D engine. For further information, see at http://www.mechanist.co
"As we are dedicated gamers ourselves, we want to develop games with integrity and hope that this passion manifests itself in the games we create. "

About R2Games
Reality Squared Games is an international online game publisher specializing in micro-transaction-based, free-to-play browser games. The founders are experienced gamers from around the world who share a passion for bringing outstanding games to new markets. As of now, the company's ever-growing global portfolio includes Crystal Saga, Wartune, and Broken Realm, among others. For more information, please visit: http://www.r2games.com.

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